Wednesday, July 02, 2008
The postscript....sad side
L is back from the testing....the news is not so good. He flunked. The "test" was a polygraph required by the program he is in, mandated by the courts. His "flunking" it theoretically demonstrates to them that he is not progressing in said program, not learning the error of his ways. Their answer to this is to dismiss him. If this occurs it is a probation violation. We all know what happens when your probation gets violated. You sure don't get to stay in your sweet new apartment, or go to your great new job, or worship with your faith community. No, you go to jail. Never mind that he still says he never did do the crime and that he only pled to it because the PD told him it was his best shot of getting out, that not to do so was to court more jail time after he had already been sitting there for five months, that there was "information from his past that might be used against him." I pled too today. I pled with the PO not to tell him all this until after Sunday. To let him just enjoy a few days laboring under the delusion that life is ok, to let him just get baptized and become part of this church family, to just let him bask in that a little first. He's thinking about it, the PO is. Pray for L. Pray for that PO too, if you would. He has some hard thinking to do.